fiulijn (14403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber color. Sweaty hops aroma, fruity and resiny too. Good body, caramel flavor, and powerful bitterness, by a resiny hop; but in its extremeness is well balanced. Very good.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Slightly hazy amber with a rough, off-white head. Fat, peachy and perfumy hops in the nose. Medium to full body. Sweet fruit and caramel, peachy hops that slowly grow to leave quite some hoppiness. Pleasant. 220909
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of ughsmash. Pours a hazy amber color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of pine, caramel, honey, grapefruit, light toffee notes. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of pine, grapefruit, light honey and spice, notes of toffee and caramel. Generally medium body with a pleasing floral hop finish. Nice.
mcmd (314) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep cloudy amber with thin head which settles quickly. Aroma is floral piney hops, honey, sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, honey surrounded by piney hops that linger in the bitter finish. Nicely balanced but raw. Tasty IIPA
bubbleflubber (1819) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber into the glass, with a generous eggshell head that reduces to a thin cap, leaving thick soapy lace. The nose has a tiny bit of caramel peeking through a grassy pine hop. Flavors follow in tow, with lots of sweet caramel malt, some toffee, grapefruit, and nice pine resin to close the finish. This is definitely substantive, with a nice malty sweet texture, but the other complexities at work round out a full-body and thick, slathering palate. The IBU’s are not "overdone", as in the case of many IIPA’s, with the malt/hop balance even keel throughout the pull. A very substantive and nice offering!
mar (4825) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. amber with a white head. nose is hops, pine, citrus and more hops. nice on the palate with a great piney hoppy flavor.
thirdeye11 (5541) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 22oz bomber thanks to blutt59) Pours clear orange with ok head and good lacing. Nose of citrus hops and alcohol. Taste of biscuits, malt, peppery/hot with more light citrusy hops here. Thick and syrupy body.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Beer Engine. Pours slightly hazy amber with a half finger beige head. The nose is caramel, sweet citrus and toffee. The taste is earthy hops, caramel malt, grapefruit and some resin in the finish. Medium bodied. Not bad.
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, dark orange golden color, floral perfumy aroma, flavors of ripe oranges, lemons, spicy hopped bitter finish
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Blutt59. Pours a nice looking amber with a beige head. Aroma of lots of pine & grapefruit, some malt. Flavor is piney, some fruit, malt, a little pepper. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, a tasty IPA.